5 Ways to Empower Your Child

Natasha D'Anna, a therapist and the author of a Mom's Choice Award-winning children's book, gives tips on parenting.

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Natasha D’Anna is a therapist, mother of three, the author of Any Two Can Be Twindollicious and the founder of Twindollicious, a lifestyle . Her new book, I Am That Kidfocuses on empowering children and is available for pre-order. She shares her five tips for parents with , namely:

  1. Embrace your child’s individuality including their differences, structuring life around these distinguishing characteristics
  2. Embrace growth by allowing children to trust in themselves, their decisions and their personality
  3. Embrace change with help and positivity
  4. Embrace “scaffolding,” the knowledge and encouragement you can provide to help kids try new things
  5. Empower challenge, making sure they can dabble in multiple activities until they find their niche can be successful at it

D’Anna also provides tips for supporting kids through the changes brought about by COVID-19. She advises parents to relate to kids about what they’re experiencing as they have limited access to their regular peer group, letting them know how you as a will handle changes and engaging in storytelling and other ways to talk through transitions.

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